Bay Area women's cycling clinic

San Francisco's Bay Area Women's Cycling (BAWC) will be holding its sixth annual women's and girls'...

San Francisco's Bay Area Women's Cycling (BAWC) will be holding its sixth annual women's and girls' road cycling clinic on Saturday and Sunday, April 1-2, at Lucie Stern Community Center, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. The Clinic runs from 9:00am-5:00pm both days, and registration and refreshments are from 8:00-9:00am.

The clinic is for women and girls who want to learn how to improve their bike handling skills, to know what is needed to start road racing, or to improve their racing strategy. It is for beginner and intermediate racers, triathletes, endurance riders, and cycling enthusiasts.

The weekend will offer skills drills and classroom instruction that include basic bike handling skills, climbing, descending, cornering, group riding skills, bicycle maintenance, bicycle fit, nutrition, training, and racing skills/strategy. Expert bike fittings can be scheduled by pre-arrangement for an extra cost.

Instructors include Stanford University alumna, Nicole Freedman. Freedman is a professional cyclist, two-time U.S. National Champion, former member of the U.S. Olympic Road Team, and founder of the former Ford-Basis Women's Cycling Team. She has coached numerous individual athletes as well as cycling clinics for women and girls around the country.

The clinic costs $89/day or $159/weekend (or $84/day or $149/weekend for San Francisco Bicycle Coalition members - www.sfbike.org/?join_renew); Juniors (age 18 years or under): $39/day or $79/weekend. Five full scholarships are available for juniors. Group rates are also available.

More information: www.bawcycling.com

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